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CNN
Nov 24, 2012 2:00pm PST
this? we're 38 days away from the dreaded fiscal cliff. congress is ready to get back to work but can they really strike a deal before the clock runs out? we're live at the white house. >>> and black friday. it is not the only holiday cashing in. cyber monday, we had details on how to find the early on-line deals. stay right here. >>> an emergency at the u.s. state department today, the fire trucks raced to the area at 11 a.m., the flash fire forced people to evacuate, and sent three people to the hospital, one in serious condition. the good news is, not many people were in the building over the holiday weekend. >>> and the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, still out of reach. despite the congressional staffers working through the thanksgiving weekend. let's get athena jones in washington. athena, are they optimistic they can find common ground? >> reporter: well, they say they are, you know, with congress returning, and so far not much public evidence that there has been any real progress in the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. folks here in washington hope there can be a turning point
CNN
Nov 24, 2012 6:30am PST
shoppers say the fiscal cliff will affect their holiday spending. that's good. you've gotten the message. and it looks like congress may be getting the message, too. a deal to avert the fiscal cliff is looking more likely. it is. but i've been disappointed by this congress before. millions of americans are counting on you, congress, to save their jobs and their financial futures. do it. we'll all be celebrating like scrooge on christmas morning.
FOX News
Nov 24, 2012 7:00am PST
for the latest headlines, log on to foxnews.com. >> leave us alone, as the fiscal cliff nears a group representing more than two dozen federal employee unions telling congress not to touch their pay and benefits when it comes to any debt deal they say, quote, no other group has been asked to financially contribute the way they have. gary b, you say what? >> yeah, i don't understand that, brenda. from two perspectives, one, in life for like jobs, including the benefits and wages, government employees make out a lot better than their counterparts in the private sector, number one, discriminated against. two, the unemployment rate for government workers is about half of what the unemployment rate is for the general population, it's about 4 1/2%, brenda, they've been doing fabulously on the back of the private sector, which has suffered. so, asking them to contribute a little bit more, i think, is quite fair. >> well, steve, we have seen federal workers have a pay freeze and we have seen them contribute more to pensions to retirement plans. have they done enough already? >> well, they have done enough, but they're going to have to do more. but gary b is wrong. whit
CNN
Nov 24, 2012 10:00am PST
perception he would not be able to work with republican members of congress to avertthe fiscal cliff has caused investors to run for the hills. take a look at the s&p 500 over the past 5 weeks. it probably resembles some of your investments, by the way. we don't know what is included in a deal to raise revenue instead of tax rates. but it's giving investors the heebie-jeebies. what are they worried about? they have a lot to do, the concerns have a lot to do with the expiration of the bush tax cuts, which could be painful for investors. capital gains taxes rise from 15% to 20% for most people who file taxes. taxes on dividends rise from 15% to your top income tax rate, which could be, depending on how much you earn, as much as $39.5%. given a lot of people rely on those for their income, it's no surprise to see some of the highest dividend yielding stocks get slammed in the past few weeks. as i have been saying, today, if we can get past this fiscal cliff standoff, there are going to be a lot of opportunities for b businesses to blossom and investors to make money. even if there are h
FOX News
Nov 24, 2012 9:00am PST
congressional leaders next week about the dreaded fiscal cliff. leaders from the white house and congress are calling for a prelimary meeting and call constructsive so they can find an answer before everyone's taxes go up. we are joined by ben ferguson and mark lavine. thank you for joining us here on the holiday weekend. >> thank you, uma. nconservatives are blastinglet gop law makers who may be caving in on the issue of tax hikings. how do you see this shaping up? >> it is going to be a big fight. we have a lot of people saying we will nomit raise taxes on the conservative side and they are realizing there is it bipartisan support to get something done. and if you come in the negotiating room with extremes of we are not going to move. it hurts americans so what you are seeing now. you see them saying, hey, we'll look at possibly raising taxs and got to figure out how to do it many of them ran and said i will not raise taxes if you vote for me. and the fiscal cliff is going to have to take people getting in a room and saying together. we are going to work on a solution. we are both going to
PBS
Nov 23, 2012 8:00pm PST
improving the economy other than fix being the fiscal cliff problem? >> i mean, part of what jim seems to be saying is that the economy is on not exactly a glide path but sort of already stumbling its way toward what needs to happen. and i always felt covering the campaign that that was sort of the dirty secret of both candidates' rhetoric was that neither of them really had a concrete achievable or constructive policy plan to move forward. it was really just sort of sit on your hands and hope things get better. pete: all right. thank you all very much. thank you. that will have to wrap it up for tonight. where leaving a bit early because it's pledge week. we like to think of it as giving you a chance to support your local pbs station. which in turn supports us. so be sure to check out our webcast extra. where we talk more about hillary clinton's last overseas trip. alongside president obama and what her future might look like. that's at pbs.org/washingtonweek. i'm pete williams. gwen ifill will be back around the table next week. on "washington week." good night. >> funding for
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 8:00am EST
bernanke refers to as a fiscal cliff. it is likely these critical decisions will be given brief extensions so that the next president and congress will be saddled with making the decisions. as a second term president, obama would face obstacles rarely experienced by achieved executive returning to office where he would face sizable numbers of members of the senate and house who will not compromise. these present ominous clouds on the horizon for a second term for obama. other lessons obama and the electorate can learn from the experience of presidential history might give guidance for the resolution of this concern. first, however, it would be helpful to review obama's background and customary evaluation of him. his opponents and some of his supporters asked does barack obama have the leadership skills, experience, cultural background and temperament to deserve a second term as president of the united states? his opponents say no to all of the above and add they consider him to have socialist tendencies including his desire to copy european foundations -- i am sorry. i skipped a page. to desire to copy european government economic po
NBC
Nov 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
thanksgiving holiday weekend off, but that doesn't mean a break in talks about the impending fiscal cliff. lobbyists are launching new tv print and radio ads. lawmakers are struggling to agree on a deficit cutting deal and now are facing added pressure from special interest groups. danielle lee has more from washington. >> reporter: congress may need to drown out the noise next week as they look more common ground to avoid $500 billion in tax increases. several unions launched an ad campaign, pressuring lawmakers to protect entitlement programs. >> for working families, it's not about cutting things we rely on most. >> reporter: advocates for the elderly, weaponsmakers, the oil and gas industry, even charity. >> congress has failed to do its job for the past ten years and they are so far continuing to fail to do their job. >> reporter: rick edleman worries the tug of war could end with no solution. a real possibility, as democrats reject spending cuts and republicans resist tax increases. >> if you're in congress, you can reduce taxes on january 2 relative to the new rates that prevail st
FOX
Nov 24, 2012 7:00am PST
cuts. >>> the fiscal cliff could also endanger the future of charities. nonprofit organizations are telling washington they can't survive if their funding is slashed or if they made changes that would limit the incentives of making a donation. congress is considering a proposal that would cut from 35 to 28% the amount wealthy americans could write off in charitable donations. >> a 1% decline in giving to american higher education would result in a loss of $300 million a year to colleges and universities. >> nonprofits have launched a new lobbying effort, including a website asking charities to contact their members of congress. >>> a penny more a mile. that is what you will get under the new standard mileage rates when you file your taxes. the irs announced that starting next year, people who use their vehicle for business, medical or moving purposes can add in another cent per mile when they calculate tax deductions. that means taxpayers can qualify for 56.5 centss per mile for business and 24-cents per mile for moving costs. >>> bay area authorities warn the grinch also likes the black friday crowds. it is an opportunity for them to steal. >> thefts go up. folks are going to find ways to get things and they will get them by any means
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 2:00pm EST
of americans for tax reform, talked about the so- called fiscal cliff and the upcoming tax bills in congress. he will also talk about the 2012 election and recent meetings at the white house between congressional leaders and president obama. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> we are delighted to have grover norquist with us. of course, he is president of americans for tax reform but in the spirit of full disclosure, he is also a member of our board of directors and a very important colleague. grover spoke here several months ago, i should say here at the center, but not in this room because we moved -- there may be some glitches, so i apologize in advance. i am sure we will do better next time. however, grover talked about taxes, u.s. economic policy. but that was about taxes and the electoral campaign. now we had elections and the taxes are at the center of a very important political debate and at the center of negotiations between the obama administration and congress, particularly the republican controlled house. as i watched the president during his recent press conference and listened to le
CNN
Nov 24, 2012 7:00am PST
, the fiscal cliff. 38 days and counting. in fact, that's how long we have until the country hits the so called fiscal cliff when automatic spending cuts go into effect. it is main focus in washington. maria cardona and amy holmes are back with me now to talk about this. saxby chambliss lashed out at grover nordqvist. nordqvist and his group are the ones that pushed that no new taxes pledge signed bay majority of republicans in congress. here's what chambliss says. i care more about my country than i do a 20-year-old pledge. he's willing to let the political consequences take care of themselves. raising taxes has been at the center of the fiscal cliff dispute. democrats demanding it. republicans saying no way. so amy, is this a sizable crack in the republican armor? >> we are seeing that the two sides are going to need to negotiate if we don't go over the fiscal cliff. i would point out that patty murray, a democratic senator from washington state says we should go over it, certainly in contrast to the rest of her party. so i think that we're seeing negotiations on both sides. but i w
FOX News
Nov 24, 2012 1:00pm PST
falling off that so-called fiscal cliff which would mean mandatory spending cuts, tax hikes for nearly all americans come january 1. president obama wants to raise tax rates on the top 2 or 3% income earners by letting the bush tax cuts expire for those making more than $250,000 a year, and take a look at this. the post election rasmussen poll find that americans are roughly split on that idea. 43% favor. 41 oppose it, 15 not sure. joining us now christine with the spokesperson for former vermont governor howard dean and also president new communications, joins us, former republican manager and aid to the house leadership. christy, let me start with you. look at his news conference, you remember this, the president makes this big claim that a majority of americans, in fact, he said more than voted for him support his idea to raise taxes on incomes above 250. but that poll we just showed, just aired shows that's not true. they're split. his idea doesn't even have close to the support he claims, agreed? >> disagree, no. with all due respect to mr. rasmussen. >> there's the poll, does tha
FOX News
Nov 24, 2012 3:00am PST
nation faces a so-called fiscal cliff. that's those 500 billion dollars in tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect in january unless congress can reach a deal and get something done. the big question remains, should republicans agree to raise taxes on the wealthy to done? let's ask steven moore, editorial board, good morning to you, steven. >> hi, good morning. >> john boehner is clear, he does not want to raise rates, he wants to give in if at all on deductions and write-offs saying they can essentially write off the same amount for the treasury, what should republicans do here? >> it's an interesting dilemma the republicans find themselves in, dave. most of them, as you know, have taken this no tax pledge, which is the pledge to voters that they won't raise taxes on anybody, and so, now president obama is saying we're going to raise the taxes on the rich and he won't sign any bill that doesn't have a tax increase on the rich, so, the two parties are still at logger heads. i personally think given the still fragility of this economic recovery, the economy still isn't sputtering on one cylinder now, and high unemployment. it do
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 10:00am EST
marriage equality. falling by grover norquist, talking about the so-called fiscal cliff. later, a look at u.s./china relations as china elects new leaders in its 18th national congress. >> join us tonight for the evolution of facebook. he is an engineer who advise the ceo and talks about the developments on the social media side like time line in his feet. watson added 8:00 p.m. eastern here on system. with a change in our happen anymore. >> we will align ourselves with those that are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a pulpit. you ought to take advantage of it. >> this is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> he told me when someone have their own agenda. >> he just got ashamed. >> i think they serve as a window on the path to what is going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief confidante. she's the only one in the world the contrast. >> many of the women who were first lady were writers, journalists. >> they are more interesting as human beings than their husbands. if only because they are not first and foremost defined and limited by political ambition. >> dolly was both socially adept and politically savvy. >> dolly madison loved every
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